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ENGLISH TASK HEALTH ARTIKEL ON JAKARTA POST

Name : Nurrokhman NIM : 1208010044 Class : Farmasi 2B

FAKULTAS FARMASI UNIVERSITAS MUHAMMADIYAH PURWOKERTO 2013

heartburn). This is when the case arises from the lining of the stomach.Health sense: Stomach cancer: Symptoms and treatment Chan Hsiang Sui. This procedure is done under sedation . An endoscopist may be a general surgeon or a gastroenterologist. nausea. Like other forms of cancer. In Singapore. a small tube with a camera at the end is passed from the mouth into the stomach to have a look at the lining of the stomach. More often than not they are associated with the symptoms of minor stomach and digestive diseases. gastric cancer more commonly affects older people from ages 50 and up. The cancer cells can develop throughout the stomach wall and can spread and affect other organs in the body. It is common in countries like Iceland. If a cancer is found in the stomach. unexplained loss of blood. Over the past 60 years. 11:08 AM Stomach cancer is also known as gastric cancer. unintentional weight loss. intestines and colon. a biopsy can be performed at the same time to confirm the diagnosis. carcinoid tumours that disrupt the hormoneproducing cells in the stomach and gastrointestinal stomach tumors. It is a disease that is caused by an abnormal growth of cells in the stomach. Symptoms of stomach cancer do not manifest in the early stage. Many patients are initially fearful about the procedure but their fears are usually unfounded. This procedure usually takes less than 20 minutes. The most common type of stomach cancer is adhocaranoma of the stomach. Singapore | Body and Soul | Wed. he or she should be evaluated by his or her physician. difficult or painful swallowing. November 30 2011. After evaluation. In this procedure. there has been a decreasing trend in the number of people diagnosed with stomach cancer. Contributor. When the patient has any of the above mentioned symptoms. previous stomach surgery or persistent vomiting. Other types of stomach cancer are: lymphoma that affects the functions of the immune system. referring to gastric sarcomas. vomiting blood or passing out. the doctor may refer him to an endoscopist for more detailed investigation of the symptoms. It is therefore recommended to see a physician if any of the symptoms below persist longer than the usual: persistent abdominal discomfort (bloating. These are doctors who have an interest in treating diseases of the stomach. it is the fifth most common cancer among women and the third among men. Japan and Chile. When required a gastroscopy can be performed.

After surgery. the patient is slowly able to return to a normal diet. The amount of stomach removed during surgery depends on the extent of and the position of the cancer. Portions for each meal may be smaller and as such those in recovery will need to eat more frequently. the whole stomach is removed. This depends on what stage the cancer is. The risks with this procedure are minimal. . If it is in the lower half than half to two-thirds of the surroundings of the stomach are also removed. At the time of surgery. After surgery the patient may require further treatment in the form of chemotherapy or radiotherapy. the lymph nodes surrounding the stomach are also removed.and the patient does not feel any discomfort when it is being performed. If the cancer is in the upper half of the stomach.

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the doctor may refer him to the endoscopist for more detailed investigation of symptoms. Stomach cancer is also known as gastric cancer. The most common type of stomach cancer is adhocaranoma stomach. Therefore if there are symptoms of bloating. described losing blood. heartburn). Resume This article describes about disease stomach cancer. carcinoid tumors that disrupt the cells that produce hormones in the stomach and gastrointestinal stomach tumors. history of abdominal surgery or persistent vomiting. After evaluation. is a disease caused by an abnormal growth of cells in the stomach. . nausea. weight loss was not intentional. difficult or painful swallowing. Gastric cancer commonly attack people older than age 50 and over. Symptoms of stomach cancer are not seen in the early stages. nausea. When a patient has the symptoms mentioned above. persistent abdominal discomfort (bloating. unintentional weight loss last longer than usual. it is advisable to see a doctor. it should be evaluated by his or her doctor. referring to gastric sarcomas. is when cases arise from the lining of the stomach. vomit blood or pass out. heartburn. Other types of stomach cancer are: lymphoma that affects the functions of the immune system.